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Larfen J. Stocke, esq.
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:09am

I remember, I once had to do an assessment for my Ancient History class, where we had to choose any sort of site, and do a powerpoint on it. I chose Skara Brae, in Orkney:

And I've wanted to go to Orkney - Orkney in general - ever since. So windy and cold, they don't get much trees there, and their mythology and folklore is so bloody fascinating. Just - anywhere, look anywhere on this here site:
There's a certain old-fairy sort've mystique to it all (bit of influence from the Celts and such,) but with an added focus on the wild seas and waters that surround the islands. Lots of selkies and mermaids and such, but it's the Finfolk that entice me the most - mysterious, nomadic, amphibious sorcerer-types, unparalleled in boating, blamed for various mysterious disappearances. Some rowing silhouette, dark under the moonlight, vaguely human but you know it isn't. Also:
The Old Man of Hoy!
The Ring of Brodgar!
Puffin Island, the legendary Orkney island that is famous for looking exactly like a puffin with a fish in its mouth!

I, er. I also feel like I should probably see my own fancy sites, too, so, ah. Here's Uluru!

It's a rock!

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    • Orkney! — Larfen J. Stocke, esq., Fri Mar 31 6:09am
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      • There can be only one!Huinesoron, Thu Mar 30 10:47am
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          • Technically yes!Huinesoron, Thu Mar 30 10:34am
            The 46 miserichords in Gloucester Cathedral include mythological themes - I spotted a mermaid and a dragon, both of which I believe count as magic in Harry Potter . hS
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              Their big-name tomb is Edward II, so no interesting relics or anything. But! They apparently have the earliest image of golf in one of their stained-glass windows. So there's that. hS
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        ... you have to visit the far end of the Causeway, too, over in Scotland . hS
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